Tours include accommodation, food, transport, and activities, giving you the freedom to travel safely and meet new friends without having to worry too much about the practicalities. Contiki offers more than trips to six continents.
Some of their most popular itineraries include island-hopping tours around Thailand and overland adventures across Europe. There are seven different travel styles to choose from. Iconic Essentials is designed with the super-budget traveler in mind, for example, while In-Depth Explorer focuses on embracing the local culture. Group sizes depend on your chosen travel style and destination and can include anything from 12 to 52 people.
The company is the two-time winner of the global Solo Travel Awards and offers an impressive range of worldwide destinations. There are six travel styles to choose from: Discovery leisure tours , Get Going walking and adventure tours , On The Water ocean and river cruises , Combo tour and cruise combinations , Relax resort escapes and Essentials budget tours.
Originally the company focused on travelers aged 40 and over, but in they introduced a new set of itineraries for younger travelers aged 21 to Solo Mix tours allow couples to join as well. Whichever trip you end up booking, you have two options in terms of accommodation.
Specially designed for solo travelers aged 30 to 49, Flash Pack delivers a sophisticated experience for the more mature adventurer. Ninety percent are professional and 80 percent are single — although the focus is on friendship, not dating. Small group sizes give you the opportunity to make meaningful connections with your fellow travelers, while a choice of over 50 itineraries caters to a wide range of interests.
You could spend a long weekend visiting the Prosecco vineyards of Venice; or 11 days kayaking, tubing and hiking in Costa Rica. No matter which itinerary you choose, each one is centered around boutique hotels and unique experiences.
Before departure, your group will be connected via a private WhatsApp group, so you can meet your fellow travelers and your guide in advance. With the exception of your international flights, most aspects of your vacation are included, from private airport transfers to accommodation and activities. Check out other travel companies that offer small group tours you can book today. Overseas Adventure Travel is primarily aimed at American travelers aged 50 and over.
In and , the company won the Solo Travel Award for Best Tour, thanks in large part to its policy of offering a limited number of single spaces for each itinerary. These exclusive spaces either waive the single supplement entirely or offer a considerable discount, so solo travelers can enjoy a private room without having to spend too much more.
All groups are led by a Trip Experience Leader whose job includes making solo travelers feel welcome; while small group sizes ensure everyone gets the attention they deserve. Wild Women Expeditions is the perfect solution for intrepid women who want to travel independently while still enjoying the safety and support of an organized tour. For three decades, the company has been offering outdoor adventures for women from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. However, if privacy is a priority, you can usually arrange to sleep by yourself for a nominal extra fee.
Itineraries are typically adventure-based and are filtered on their website by activity, with 12 options ranging from sailing to cycling and horse-riding. Imagine yourself sea kayaking and snorkeling in the Galapagos; or scaling glaciers in Alaska. Group sizes are kept small and social with between six and 14 women depending on the itinerary you choose.
The average group size is eight.
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best women-only adventure travel companies.
The breaks are aimed at the over 50s, many of whom are newly divorced or widowed. Group size is 18—28 and the itinerary is nicely structured with hosted dinners there are two tour managers , lunch on a private cruise boat on the Vltava river, and leisurely sightseeing a walk through the old city, visits to the spa town of Karlovy Vary, and pretty Karlstejn as well as opportunities to wander on your own. Affordable cabins for single travellers on cruise ships are a rarity.
A Solos Tour Leader accompanies the group. The trips are led by two British-trained Dragoman crew; group size is limited to 22 and most will be travelling solo. Its South America tours appeal to a younger under 40 crowd silver gappers prefer Asia. All itineraries have plenty of community engagement along the way.
Its wine tours combine vineyard tastings and hosted dinners on top wine estates with guided sightseeing and a chance to wander on your own. On evenings when no meal is included, the tour manager is always available to dine with single guests. Many more of us are seeking a holiday to calm our mind and exercise our body. There are 51 projects taking place in fascinating corners of the world: unearthing ancient history in Tuscany, monitoring climate change in the Canadian Arctic, and tracking sea turtles in the Bahamas.
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